U.S. History 1850-1933
Chapter 6 - The Expansion of American Industry 1850-1900
Rapid industrial progress transformed the United States into a powerful nation, especially during the 1800's. Unfortunately, those who managed these large-scale industries typically had laborers working under very poor conditions.
Chapter 7 - Looking to the West 1860-1900
The lands west of the Mississippi created opportunities for ranching, farming, and mining. During this time, many Native Americans were forced out of their lands as men from the east sought ways to earn money and transform their lands.
Chapter 8 - Politics, Immigration, and Urban Life 1870-1915
The years from 1870-1915 saw a period of political corruption, immigration laws, a growing urban class, and social reforms. Many people competed for their share of the "American Dream."
Chapter 9 - Life at the turn of the Twentieth Century 1870-1915
As cities grew larger and America experienced more industrial growth, the United States began to transform socially and culturally. Some Americans held on to old ideals regarding social roles, while others, especially African Americans and women, began to push for change.
Chapter 10 - Becoming a World Power 1890-1915
Although troubling to some, the United States looks to expand its empire and define its role as a world power. As the United States begins seizing new territories and expanding its markets, conflict begins both domestically and internationally.
Chapter 11 - The Progressive Reform Era 1890-1920
As a new century approaches, many American citizens seek to change the nation for the better. Many new reforms at the national, state, and local levels have lasting effects on American society.
Chapter 12 - World War I Era 1914-1920
Although the United States wanted to maintain its neutrality, the nation entered into WWI to keep and support its allies and defend its commercial interests internationally. This chapter looks at Americans, both domestically and in Europe, during this time period.
Chapter 13 - Postwar Social Change 1920-1929
Again, the force of change swept over America after WWI. The Jazz Age introduced a variety of new styles, tastes and manners into America. While some Americans welcome this new change, others resist this new postwar American style.
Chapter 14 - Politics and Prosperity 1920-1929
Fresh out of WWI, Americans began focusing on returning to a "normal" life. Both the government and citizens look to improve the nation's economy.
Chapter 15 - Crash and Great Depression 1929-1933
The high-flying 1920's economy led to the Stock Market Crash in 1929 and ultimately, brought on the Great Depression.